Research reveals 60% of UK parents want the national curriculum updated

Primary and secondary students are being taught an out-of-date curriculum by failing to adapt to engage children through their interests and hobbies, a recent survey has revealed. The new research conducted by games education provider CHECKPOINT KIDS in partnership with gaming giant SEGA, interviewed 1000 UK parents who revealed they would like to see schools add subjects like technology (61%) engineering (52%) and photography (35%).

Furthermore, a quarter of UK parents admitted they would like to see teachers turn their child’s hobby into a lesson by adding gaming specifically as a subject.The research follows a recent study which revealed more than half of UK students (13–18-year-olds) believe gaming is a path to the future.

CHECKPOINT KIDS has been working with SEGA to launch a series of gaming events in UK schools. The events not only tap into kids’ gaming interests but open their eyes to gaming as a career gateway through Q+A’s with leading developers and lesson plans created by teachers which tie gaming into the National Curriculum. The most recent event will see SEGA launch it’s new game, Sonic Colours: Ultimate in the classroom this Friday 17th, giving children from a number of schools exclusive access to the game and the opportunity to speak to a lead designer.

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